DJ Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
It's the Beatles White Album mixed with Jay Z's Black Album.
1 - 01 Public Service Announcement
2 - 02 What More Can I Say
6 - 06 Dirt Off Your Shoulder
May 3, 2014
The Grey Album by DJ Danger Mouse
This album wasn't bad. I felt like during many of the tracks the way the White Album samples were incorporated into Jay-Z's flows had a way of almost making the original spirit and musical contexts they were taken from feel less hallowed. To me this is a good musicians record. Its like with this Record Danger mouse proved he could make an entirely new work out of two separate albums and have it work out well enough to where the end result is listenable but I don't think that if I was someone that heard the Grey Album first that it would make me necessarily want to go as quickly as I could to try the music of The Beatles and when I think about it maybe that isn't a bad thing when we consider how much they've already been played all over Classic Rock radio stations and from the record collections of people who are my dad's age. I like the fact that this project has heart. What I mean by that is DJ Danger Mouse released it for free and I also think its one of the better free Hip-Hop albums you can find anywhere on the internet, and overall it sounds cool but for some reason I am not entirely feeling the melding of 1960's Peace + Love whimsy added to Jay-Z's flows like some other people are. I find I am more interested in albums that sound like they were meant to be the way they were meant to sound from day one as a complete whole package rather than trying to get into something that musically speaking has two separate opposing vibes going at the same time which are frequently detracting from each other via a mismatch in tonal vibe. I give The Grey Album a post star struck rating of four stars.
February 27, 2012
This album is amazing. I have listened to it front and back. It has the perfect blend between one of the world's greatest rock bands and one of the world's greatest rappers. It is simply marvelous. Danger Mouse has done it again!